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Women Writers of the Diaspora with Cynthia Manick

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Dorothy Hirshon Suite, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-205, New York, NY 10011

Brooklyn-born Cynthia Manick is a poet, Cave Canem Fellow, and co-founder of the Good Times Collective, a collective for women of color who write in the tradition of Lucille Clifton. She holds a BA in English and Philosophy from Hollins University and a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School.  She has received fellowships from The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and most recently the Vermont Studio Center. A 2013 finalist for the Split This Rock Poetry Competition, Manick’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in African American Review, BLACKBERRY: a magazine, Callaloo, DMQ Review, Gemini Magazine, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Sou’wester, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and Tidal Basin.  

This series celebrates the literature written by women across the African Diaspora (African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latina, Afro-European, Afro-Asian, and continental African). Past readers include Opal Palmer Adisa, Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Jacqueline Bishop, Pamela Booker, Merle Collins, Bridget Davis, Latasha Diggs, Ifeona Fulani, Monica Hand, J.P. Howard, Linda Susan Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Jacqueline Johnson, Tayari Jones, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Diana McCaulay, Pam Mordecai, Elizabeth Nunez, Ebele Oseye, Danyel Smith, Patricia Smith, Martha Southgate, Patricia Spears-Jones, Eisa Ulen, and Tiphanie Yanique.

The series is moderated by Celesti Colds Fechter, Associate Professor, The New School for Public Engagement.

This series continues on November 7, 2013 with Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, and on November 21, 2013 with Kim Coleman Foote.

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